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York Wills


1712 will of John York
England Probate Records, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire

will made 10 Dec 1712, John York of Long Buckby, collarmaker; all tools, clothes, Bible, to son John York; one shilling to each of four daughters: Mary Towne, Elizabeth Fennell, Alice Tompkins, Grace Tompson; rest in trust to friends Robert Andrews and John Bland Sen. of Long Buckby - yeomen; life estate to wife Alice, then to children equally; executor: son John; witnesses: Thomas Watts, Abraham Smith, Reck Bradley.

Source: 5th Series Vol. 9, folio 240, "Original wills, series 5, v. 9, 1710-1715," Probate records, 1467-1877, Church of England. Archdeaconry Court of Northampton. FHL Film 187653.


1759 will of John York
England Probate Records, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire

will made 9 Feb 1759, proved 3 Mar 1759, John York of Long Buckby, collarmaker; land in the open fields of Long Buckby, to son Samuel York; household goods to son John York; clothes to be divided between 3 sons; bequests to sons Samuel, Thomas, John; bequests to grandsons Humphrey and Thomas Davis, William and Richard Bunnwich (sons of William Bunnwich); executor: son John; witnesses: [--?--] Brown, John Hollis, Edward Birch

Description in will of above land: one half quartern or the eight part of one yard land the same more or less of arable meadow and pasture ground lying and being dispersed in the open common fields of Long Buckby aforesaid which I purchased from one John Hodge and now or late in the occupation of Thomas Coleman ||=||=|| with common[s?] proffitts commodities and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging


Source: 3.3.1759, "Original wills, administrations, inventories, 1759," Probate records, 1467-1877, Church of England. Archdeaconry Court of Northampton. FHL Film 187747.


1824 will of John York
England Probate Records, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire

will made 15 Mar 1824, proved 1 Jun 1824, John York of Long Buckby, collarmaker; John died 1 Jun 1824; estate, including house to wife Mary for life, then to grandson William How, son of daughter Elizabeth How; bequest to Elizabeth; bequest to 'daughter of my said wife" [presumably a stepdaughter] Ann Newton of Daventry; executors: wife Mary, brother Samuel; witnesses: John Athins, Wm Cooper, Jas D Pesh.



Source: 14.8.1824, "Original wills, administrations, inventories, 1824," Probate records, 1467-1877, Church of England. Archdeaconry Court of Northampton. FHL Film 187814.


1828 will of John York
England Probate Records, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire

will made 6 Oct 1825, proved 7 Jun 1828, John York of Long Buckby, gardener & seedsman; only surviving child Ann Neal, wife of Kirby Neal, Leicestershire; bondsmen Kirby Neal of Gumley, Samuel Saull of Long Buckby;

Source: 4 Jun 1828, "Original wills, administrations, inventories, 1828," Probate records, 1467-1877, Church of England. Archdeaconry Court of Northampton. FHL Film 187821.